Nov 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, obama's first term delivered an ambitious domestic agenda, with tax, spending, health care, and several rights policies that benefited black americans more than recent administrations in either party. just usually without making a sound. >> uh-huh. >> now, the narrative that i've been hearing for some time is that this president has been silent on the issues of race, and actually has not been helpful to african-americans. you say the exact opposite. >> it is a narrative that's out there and there are some very respected voices in african-american sbel chul circles who have raised that which part of what i was doing is making that argument and looking at the policy. we were speaking about this before just coming on air. if you look, for example, at the people in the lowest fifth of income in this country, barack obama's tax policies and stimulative policies have cut their taxes more than any other administration in 30 years. and if you then look at that in the context of african-american communities for a range of reasons are more -- >> the lower fifth. >> -- moreover represented in that
Oct 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. because if, indeed, you cut income tax rates by 20%, and you boost defense spending, you've got to -- essentially, you've got to cut discretionary sending, if you're not going to add to the deficit, by a draconian level. you've got to cut it by like 40%, including fema. so, it's impossible to square what we -- again, what we know of his budget plan, since he won't lay them out in detail, and this new statement that, oh, well, of course i'm going to fully fund fema. well, gee, what's he going to say today. of course he loves fema now. but he didn't love it when they were coming up with a budget plan. >> and to eugene's point, if mitt romney thinks he might get some solace from ryan, there's the paul ryan budget, which also slashes any amount, what is it, $23 million from the budget from fema? i mean, again, their actual plans would eviscerate provisions for the kind of plastic surge emergency that this nation is facing today. >> and very shortly, we're going to be discussing whether or not to raise the debt ceiling again. and debt ceilings get pushed out by these kinds of disaste
Nov 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
to fire people, forcible hair cut, the tax returns wesley snipes would call suspicious. >> no, no, no and no. >> none of that. it will probably just be let detroit go bankrupt. before we get to our panel we want to listen in to the president who has taken the stage for a third campaign event of the day this one in lima, ohio. let's listen. >> we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than in any time in the last eight months. home values are on the rise. housing construction is moving up. we're less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in the last 20 years. because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in iraq is over, the war in afghanistan is coming to a close, al qaeda has been decimated, and osama bin laden is dead. [ cheers and applause ] oh, oh, oh, and one more thing -- an american auto industry that had been written off is back on top of the world.
Nov 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
that are going to generate 12 million new jobs. in fact, if anything mitt romney's policies of giving a huge tax break to the very, very wealthy, cutting most of the programs that everybody else depends on, turning medicare into a voucher system, all of these things actually may depress consumer confidence, reduce aggregate demand, and actually slow the economy down. >> i wish you wouldn't rely on facts, sir. we learned today that jobless claims were down last week and that chrysler has achieved its best sales in five years. home sales and median home prices look to be rebounding. consumer confidence is slowly going up. perhaps mr. romney would like to take credit for all of those as well? is that right? >> i'm sure he would. the problem for mitt romney is the economy is getting better. consumer confidence is up. most people understand that. and so mitt romney all along the way, particularly over the last four or five months, has had to recalibrate his campaign. remember his campaign originally was based on the notion that the economy was in terrible shape, most people understood that and he was